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Alliance Ballymena Councillor Patricia O’Lynn has said she is shocked after two men falsely claiming to be from Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) attempted to gain entry to the home of an elderly disabled woman.
Stewart Dickson MLA has said Diane Dodds needs to focus on helping all those in need of financial aid, as it was revealed a significant number of recipients are still waiting on grant payments.
Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has urged the Health Minister to come to a conclusion swiftly on the re-introduction of shielding, given that further public spaces will re-open in just a week.
The alternative to tonight’s compromise Executive deal on coronavirus restrictions was to have the regulations fall and revert to the previous regulations in place during the start of October, Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has said.
Alliance Environment spokesperson John Blair MLA has welcomed the announcement of Northern Ireland’s first clean air strategy document by the Environment Minister.
Alliance Councillors are aiming to make it easier to enjoy open, public spaces as the current Covid-19 restrictions continue, suggesting ‘Parklets’ as the way forward for meet ups outdoors.
Statutory sick pay (SSP) needs to be increased in line with the real living wage, to prevent anyone being forced to choose between their health and paying bills, Alliance Communities spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has said.
Alliance Communities spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has received confirmation the minimum income floor for self-employed universal credit claimants will remain suspended until next year.
There needs to be a clear and future-proofed economic strategy for Northern Ireland, in which manufacturing can play a key role, Alliance Economy spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has said.

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